December 9, 1946 – November 5, 2018
Anita Marie Jensen Compton, 71 of Gilbert, Arizona passed away peacefully after a long time of suffering on November 5, 2018. She was born on December 9, 1946 in Austin, Minnesota to Alvin and Arlene Jensen. Anita and her family moved to El Paso, Texas in the fall of 1952 and soon thereafter moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1953. She graduated from Cornado High School in 1965 where she was recognized as an outstanding art student and helped create the Mosaic, which still resides in front of the school.
Anita is survived by her husband, Jerry Wayne Compton, and her two daughters; Kirsten Marie Shahan, and Stacey Rae Shahan. Grandchildren; Richard A Colson III, Carter Wayne Colson and Sara Rae Shahan. She is also survived by her siblings; Alan (Marge) Jensen, Lynn (Rita) Jensen, and Craig (Paula) Jensen.
Anita was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin ad Arlene Jensen, one sister Elvera Jensen McIntire; one brother Neal Jensen; and one nephew Eric Charter Jensen.
A memorial service for Anita will be held Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Green Acres Mortuary & Cemetery, 401 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257. A cremation will occur.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.greenacresmortuary.net for the Compton family.
- Memorial Service Sunday, November 18, 2018
November 19, 2018
Ron Harbin and I were so sorry to hear about Anita. We shared many fun, happy times together. She was a beautiful soul and we know she will be so very missed by her loved ones. Sending prayers to all of you.
November 9, 2018
My deepest sympathies go to Anita's family … we shared many wonderful memories as children growing up in Southern Minnesota and attending the county fair together!
November 8, 2018
sending my sincere sympathy to anita's family and many, many friends. she was loved by all who knew her. i loved her from the moment we met. i will miss our talks and laughs. i will miss my beautiful dear friend. i pray God watches over her and keeps her in his arms. rest in peace my friend.
November 8, 2018
My sincerest condolences to your family on the loss of your beautiful mother. She is resting now in Paradise.